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Frank Gore doesn't see turning 30 as a bad thing, even if it's the age when most NFL running backs start to decline.
If anything, the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader has embraced the milestone and sees it as another means of motivation.
Not that Gore has ever needed extra incentive.
Whether it was being bypassed in the 2005 draft when he was the sixth running back selected or the string of injuries he's endured and overcome since then, Gore has always felt the need to prove people wrong. Even his spot on a recently released list of the top 100 players in the NFL didn't sit well with the ninth-year veteran. Gore was 32nd.
The 49ers clearly know Gore's value and have limited his participation in the offseason workouts, including this week's three-day minicamp.
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The Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh feud started a while ago back in the college football scene when Carroll was the coach at USC and Harbaugh at Stanford.
To say the least the two have a distaste for each other would be an understatement.
Now that both men are the head coaches in the NFC West, their rivalry has blossomed to a new level.
Carroll is the Seattle Seahawks coach...
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says quarterback Colin Kaepernick has improved his entire game and looks ready to lead the team as the opening day stater for the first time in his career. “I’d just say everything,” Roman said, via 49ers.com. “His
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You think Colin Kaepernick has enough shoes? The San Francisco 49ers star quarterback shared these photos of his sneaker collection on Instagram Thursday and, as you can see, his collection is pretty extensive. Based on what he shared in the photos, a rough estimate says he has about 100 pairs of shoes. Kaep has a [...]
Jim Harbaugh is really liking what he sees in rookie WR Quinton Patton.
“There’s quite a jump with Quinton Patton from where he came in. He elevated himself,” said Harbaugh.
The 49ers selected Patton in the fourth round. The Niners got themselves quite a steal getting him in a later round.
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San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith says he’s coming along good after having surgery on his triceps.
He hasn’t been able to participate in full football activities, but after the torn triceps injury that limited him at the end of 2012, he has started putting his rehab behind him.
He says he’s still not 100 percent and the expectation is Smith will hit that...
Football is a cold business when a player starts to go north of 30 years old.
It’s the benchmark that says, ‘You only have so much time left.’
For every 30 year old veteran, there is a 23 year old ready to take their roster spot.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore just hit the dreaded 30 mark, but he’s not worried about anything or anyone, it just motivates...
When I wrote about Quinton Patton prior to the NFL Draft, I cited the fact the 1985 was much like the 2013 Draft.There were plenty of decent receivers, but none that stood out as "must have" talent.Amongst those players was some guy named Jerry Rice. I also stated that I didn't think Patton would immediately become the greatest receiver in NFL history.But being on the...
When 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles, the 49ers suddenly found themselves without an offensive weapon they would have loved to keep. Now the team may be turning to Austin Collie to help fill out their wide receiving unit.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 49ers were working out receiver Austin Collie today.
While Collie wouldn't be filling Crabtree...
ST. LOUIS - Craig Dahl should have kept his mouth shut.
It was standard operating procedure for Dahl, a Rams safety last year who now is with the 49ers, to tell his new team why he believes his old team was able to stop San Francisco last year.
"Any time a player that's involved in a system changes addresses, there's always going to be some sort of debriefing,"...
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The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. Check out San Francisco 49ers rising star Colin Kaepernick and his shoe collection. Colin Instagrammed out the deep collection of Nikes and Jordans. Crazy thing is he’s just starting to get paid. I bet that will be quadruple the size by next year.-TO
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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t have a problem ripping the Seahawks for their numerous failed PED tests over the past year or so. “I’ve definitely noticed it,” Harbaugh said, via the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. “You don’t know what it is. Even when people say what it is, you don’t know that that’s what it is. I’ve heard this thrown out or that, but that’s...
Heading into the club’s mandatory minicamp, the focus on the 49ers was clear: how will the team compensate for the loss of its best wide receiver Michael Crabtree? Inside is a look at how the rest of the receiving corps fared over the three-day camp this week, with other news and notes from up and down the 90-man roster.
2010 Record: 6-102011 Record: 13-3 (Lost Conference Championship to NYG)2012 Record: 11-4-1 (Lost Super Bowl to BAL)2013 Wins Over/Under: 11.5Super Bowl Odds: 6/1 (Tied 2nd w/ DEN)Conference Title Odds: 3/1 (1st NFC)Coming off a season where the 49ers fell four points shy of winning their sixth Super Bowl, questions remain regarding whether they have what it takes to return to...